About the Assessor

  • Assessors are appointed to their positions by a Conference Board consisting of the members of the Board of Supervisors, the Mayors of all incorporated cities, and a member from each school district within the jurisdiction.
  • Assessors are required, by statute, to pass a state examination and complete a Continuing Education Program consisting of 150 hours of formal classroom instruction with 90 hours tested and a passing grade of 70%.
  • The latter requirement must be met in order for the assessor to be reappointed to the position every six years.
  • The Deputy Assessor also must pass a state examination as well as successfully complete 90 hours of classroom instruction of which at least 60 hours are tested.
  • The Conference Board also approves the assessor's annual budget and after a public hearing adopts the budget.
  • The assessor levy is limited by statute and depends upon the value of the jurisdiction and is approved by the Conference Board.